Nablus- Despite the Israeli siege and the division of areas West BankDemonstrations of anger and armed resistance in solidarity with… Gaza stripWhile the proposals of the Palestinian leadership did not go beyond calls to stop the war and provide relief to the Gaza Strip, and the hope that international pressure might bring about a breakthrough, and the media statement of refusal to return to Gaza on the back of an Israeli tank.
In this context, voices emerged calling for the leadership of…To the Palestinian Authority By more clearly defining her position and choices, the middle Questions about its political options in light of the continued Israeli occupation aggression against the Gaza Strip, and the escalation of settler attacks against the Palestinian people in the West Bank.
The “National Initiative” movement called Palestine’s libiration organisation The political forces called for the formation of a “unified national leadership” to confront “major war crimes and stop ethnic cleansing that began in Gaza and is gradually moving to the West Bank.”
The movement launched its initiative entitled “The Brutal Massacre and the New Nakba” and demanded confronting the attempts of America and Israel to impose a “divide and rule” policy, warning of dire consequences affecting all components of the Palestinian people unless they stand together to protect Gaza.
Within the framework of political options and in an article entitled “A Plan for Peace in Gaza,” the former Palestinian Prime Minister called for… Hello Fayyad He called for the unconditional release of Israeli civilian detainees in Gaza, then began talking about what would happen the next day, stressing that the Islamic Resistance Movement “Hamas” and the resistance forces would be a fundamental pillar in the answer to this question.
Fayyad believed that the Palestinian Authority, in its current state, could not administer Gaza, and demanded an immediate and unconditional expansion of the PLO to include all Palestinian forces, especially the two movements. agitation AndStrive or StruggleThen the new authority assumes full responsibility for managing the West Bank and Gaza, for a multi-year transitional period.
For its part, the Palestine Liberation Organization – according to Wasel Abu Youssef, a member of its Executive Committee – defined its political options through four mechanisms:
- Stop the war and the bloodshed.
- Refusal to be displaced.
- Sector relief.
- A political path that leads to ending the occupation and granting the Palestinians their rights.
A holistic and comprehensive framework
Abu Youssef rejected what Israel and its partner America are trying to promote about separating Gaza under self-administration or through the United Nations, stressing that this strikes the national project and unified Palestinian representation in the West Bank, Gaza and Jerusalem.
He did not exclude Hamas and other resistance factions from any comprehensive solution in Gaza, adding – in his interview with Al Jazeera Net – that it is within the framework of the Palestinian whole for which the PLO is responsible.
In turn, the leader confirmed to open Tayseer Nasrallah, The movement is part of the general national situation, whether in Gaza or the West Bank, and is affected by the Palestinian people’s tolerance for the effects of war and its repercussions. It also has a mobilization of its organizational bases to support Gaza, adding that “everyone is in the same trench to confront the aggression and defeat the Zionist project.”
And in his speech According to Al Jazeera Net, Nasrallah considered that the hadith Regarding the future of Gaza, it is premature. It is preferable to stop the war, and that the nature of the rule in the presence of this or that faction – in reference to attempts to exclude Hamas – will be determined by the Palestinian people, their institutions, and the ballot box.
Hamas is a difficult equation
As for the Hamas movement, in the words of Hussein Abu Kwaik, one of its leaders in the West Bank, it showed severity in its choices towards the authority, accusing it of negligence that had reached the point of betraying the resistance in Gaza, and identifying with the Western position, which is not commensurate with Gaza’s sacrifices and resistance.
Abu Kwaik told Al Jazeera Net that Hamas called on the authority to change its options and publicly declare that “Hamas is not ISIS,” but rather it is part of the people and its goal – as a national liberation movement – is to defeat the occupation and establish the Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital.
He pointed out that Hamas has become a “difficult equation” that expresses many aspirations for liberation, and will not accept its transgression in any future political visions that will not succeed without Hamas’s approval of them.
Abu Kweik summarized Hamas’ message to the Fatah movement and its leadership: to preserve its history of struggle, and to stand up to everyone who fights the resistance and seeks to find fragile alternatives.
No one is excluded
Member of the political leadership did not go awayFor the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine Magda Al-Masry said that since the beginning of the war, they have called for the formation of a “national front and a unified leadership” from all Palestinian factions, including Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
And in her speech For Al Jazeera Net, Al-Masry added, “We put forward a political vision in which the PLO – based on its national responsibility – bears the protection of our people and their resistance, and rejects singling out Hamas and labeling it a terrorist, and emphasizing that options that exclude Hamas and the resistance are nationally rejected, and will not be destined for success.”
As confirmed by the political leader BPopular front Zaher Al-Shashtari articulated The “Al-Aqsa Flood” operation, and that what came before it is not the same as after it, and that they “reject any political measures taking place behind the scenes that enable the Oslo team to control Gaza, and that the only option is a comprehensive national dialogue that leads to a true partnership that rebuilds the PLO on the foundations of struggle and democracy, without hegemony.” On decisions.
No options for power
For his part, former representative of the Palestinian Legislative Council, Hassan Khraisha, ruled out any political options offered by the Palestinian leadership in the West Bank to Gaza, “except what they cling to in terms of an imaginary proposal for a two-state solution,” stressing that “the talk is only for those who steadfastly and sacrificed Gaza, and that the world has come to realize that the Authority no longer has authority.” Link, and that its options, as well as its ability to influence, have become very limited.”
Khraisha told Al Jazeera Net, “Political options must be built on real combat positions in the battle with the occupation, and therefore whoever stands with the people and their resistance is the only one who has the right to present political options.”
He added, “However, if options are necessary, it is preferable to implement the decisions of the national consensus, such as stopping the relationship with the occupation and disavowing the Oslo Accords.”
Political analyst Suleiman Bisharat agreed with Kreisha’s proposal, saying, “There are no political options for the West Bank due to the authority’s control over it. It did not move except with a political presence that did not go beyond official meetings, but rather neutralized the political role of the Palestinian factions.”
Speaking to Al Jazeera Net, Bisharat added, “Even the PLO, as an institution and comprehensive political reference, has been neutralized except in a way that is consistent with the vision of the authority, and civil society institutions have also been prevented from having any political role, as a result of dependence on international funding and the authority’s exclusion of it, under the name of external agendas.”
The political analyst stressed that any future political proposal for Gaza will not be without Hamas, especially with the weakness of the Authority and its inability to manage the Strip, “and a prisoner exchange deal will give Hamas an important card for any future political proposal.”